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If you struggle with any form of social anxiety, this is for you! The Bible has an answer for everything and I want to share with you some of the Scriptures that will help you overcome your fears and provide you with some prayers to be victorious!

Fifty years ago, I would be surprised if anyone had ever even heard the term “Social Anxiety”, but today it seems to be an ever-present issue faced by millions of people each and every day. For some, just passing through a crowd can be a source of anxiety; for others, having to interact with people at work or throughout the day could trigger them; and in the most extreme cases, just leaving the house where there is the possibility of interacting with other people, might be a source of anxiousness.

The Bible has an answer and through praying and believing the Word of God, we can overcome any obstacle that stands in our way!

What Does the Bible Say About Social Anxiety?

For those who struggle with social anxiety it can be hard to make friends or build meaningful relationships, difficult to leave the house, or stressful to work in an environment with lots of people-to-people interactions.

However, the Word of God provides comfort and answers for every trial we can face in life.

The Bible tells us that God did not give us a spirit of fear:

  • For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and of a sound mind.”1 Timothy 1: 7

This means that our anxiety and fear did NOT come from God. Therefore, our fear and social anxiety is a product of one of two places:

  1. Our flesh.
  2. The devil.

Overcoming our Flesh

The Bible speaks of the battle that rages between our flesh and the Spirit of God that resides within us as believers in Jesus Christ. We read that our flesh is at conflict with the Spirit and that we must walk in the Spirit to overcome the works of the flesh. Sometimes, our social anxiety is a product of our flesh, but the Bible tells us that we have the can overcome our flesh through Christ.

  • “But I say, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another…” Galatians 5: 16-17

The Book of Romans tells us that our old self, including our flesh, has already been crucified with Christ:

  • We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.”Romans 6: 6

Now, I am not saying that having social anxiety is a sin, but what I am showing, through the Word of God, is that the works of our flesh have already been overcome by Jesus Christ on the cross.

When we walk in the Spirit and in the victory that we have through the Lord Jesus Christ, we can all overcome our flesh and this includes our social anxiety! Be encouraged, for through the finished work of our Lord and Savior, we are overcomers!

Praise the Lord!

Overcoming the Devil

Although our social anxiety can certainly be a product of our own weak flesh, it can also be a result of the devil working to hinder and destroy our lives.

The Bible tells us that the devil would love nothing more than to make us miserable and ultimately destroy us.

  • The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly. – John 10: 10

Satan would love to steal our joy, kill our spirit, and destroy our souls. The devil will try to take us out any way that he can and he knows that we are stronger together, so sometimes he tries to keep us apart by casting anxiety and fear upon our minds.

However, the devil is powerless against the Word of God and the Spirit of Christ within us. The Bible tells us that we are overcomers!

  • “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”James 4: 7
  • “For whoever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.”1 John 5: 4
  • “…in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him [Jesus] who loved us.” – Romans 8: 37
  • “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15: 57
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4: 13

Through Christ, we have the power to overcome both the works of the flesh and the devil who seeks to hinder and destroy us!

Prayers for Social Anxiety

Heavenly Father, I know that Your Word says that you have not given me a spirit of fear.

Help me to overcome my anxiety that holds me back from fully being who you want me to be.

Lord, I thank you for the Bible and I thank you for the Holy Spirit who gives me strength to face the obstacles in my life.

Jesus, I trust in the work that you did on Calvary. Thank you for giving me the strength to overcome all of my fears.

In the mighty name of Jesus, AMEN!


Lord God, I thank you for reminding me that Your Word says that my old self was crucified with you on the cross.

I know that means I don’t have to fear anything anymore.

Jesus, please rid me of my anxieties and my fears and help me to be the person that you want me to be!

In the Powerful Name of Jesus, AMEN!


Oh God, sometimes I feel so anxious when I am around lots of people…sometimes my anxieties cause me to seem awkward or unfriendly.

Lord, I am so tired of being a slave to my social anxiety!

I know that you are able and willing to break the chains of my bondage and I know you already paid the price for my freedom!

Jesus, I fully surrender my heart, mind, and soul to you and ask you to take this burden away from me.

In the precious name of my Lord and my Saviour, Jesus Christ, AMEN!


Oh God, Your Word says that I have VICTORY through Christ Jesus.

I no longer want to live with social anxiety or anxiety of any kind, because I know that it is not from You.

Jesus, I can do all things through You, for I know that you strengthen me.

In the NAME OF JESUS, I command my anxieties to be dissolved!

In Jesus’ powerful name, AMEN!


Most Gracious Heavenly Father, I rebuke the spirit of anxiety that overwhelms me at times!

I pray in the mighty name of Jesus for all fear to flee from me!

The Bible says there is power in the name of Jesus, and I proclaim the name of Jesus, right NOW!

I speak the name of Jesus over every doubt, anxiety, and fear that I face and proclaim through the power of the Holy Spirit of God that it is finished and has no more hold on me!

IN JESUS NAME, AMEN

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